The effect of the role of the coordinator on family control in FGC : an exploratory meta-analysis

Coehorst, Suzanne (2015) The effect of the role of the coordinator on family control in FGC : an exploratory meta-analysis.

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Abstract:In a family group conference (FGC), a family experiencing problems, its closely related social network, social work-professionals, and an independent coordinator gather to cooperatively draft a plan to deal with the problems of the family. In this thesis, it is assessed how structural and cultural aspects of the role of the coordinator in FGC affect the degree to which families can decide upon their own situation. Using both general and specific theories relating to the role of the coordinator in FGC, 12 hypotheses have been formulated on the impact of structural and cultural aspects of the role of the coordinator on family control. Through an exploratory meta-analysis of 20 existing empirical studies on FGC, these hypotheses are tested. Among other things, this thesis found that restricting the discretion of coordinators through obligations is more conducive to family control than providing coordinators with discretion through rights and authorizations. Moreover, it is found that policies and practices of FGC that focus too strongly on family control can actually impede family control, and that decision-making power of coordinators and family control can in some cases be complementary rather than contradictory. Based on the findings, recommendations are provided for policy, practice and further research.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:Public Administration MSc (60020)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/68278
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